I do believe children's books to be instrumental in filling young minds with imagination and knowledge through fun learning, which is as it should be.
As a child I believed books to be my magical friends, with whom I would be carried away to the makings of a perfect day. As a grandchild I was led into the world of classical rhyme and its reason by my Grandmother. I reside in that world of poetry now as a poet myself.
As a mom I believed reading books to be one of the most important things I could do with my son. As a grandmother I believe not a thing pleased me more than that first time my grandson sat on my lap pointing at the word and picture painted pages while exclaiming, "Dog! Cat! What's that?" just as his father had done at the same age.
As a daycare center owner (years ago) I believed a kid with a book in hand held the magical key to imagination and knowledge that would permit the child to travel anywhere, anytime--for a moment, for a day, or for a life pathway.
As a freelance writer, I find myself in a position where I am afforded the opportunity to share my passion for children's books. I plan to share the personal experiences I have had with young readers as well as my reading recommendations for you and for your children.